Reese Witherspoon's Guide to New Orleans
REESE SAYS: "Oh @SofiaVergara You know how to make a Southern girl so happy!!! #monogram #leontinelinens"
This luxury linen shop on New Orleans's Magazine Street, which brims with antiques shops, boutiques, and restaurants, is the top of the pops when it comes to monogrammed and appliqued bedding and linens.
REESE SAYS: Good morning #AudubonPark #NOLA
One of New Orleans's greatest treasures, Audubon Park, located in Uptown, is a favourite spot for recreation and picnics, boasting a tranquil 1.8 mile jogging path under astounding ancient live oak trees, a lagoon, picnic shelters, playgrounds, tennis courts, and soccer field. It also abuts "the Levee," a spot locals visit to lay out and picnic by the Mississippi River.
REESE SAYS: My nieces are in town and they mean business. #NOLA
Owned by a New Orleans native set up shop after Hurricane Katrina, Dat Dog is a relative newcomer, but it has quickly gained a cult following. Offering classic wieners and European sausages, alongside all things Louisiana, like alligator, crawfish, and hot and smoked sausages, it's a crowd favourite.
REESE SAYS: Sunday Funday #NOLA
Open since 1880, this fancy pants restaurant in the Garden District is one of New Orleans's ultimate dining experiences. It's as much known for its iconic teal exterior and unparalleled service as for its modern NOLA menu and its 25-cent lunchtime martinis -- yes, we said 25 cents!
Chez Pierre Bakery
REESE SAYS: Hmmm... Which one?
Located just outside of New Orleans in Kenner, LA (where a lot of film sets are located), Chez Pierre Bakery is celebrated for its incredible wedding cakes and bountiful menu of pastries. Nothing says delicious like its signature Raspberry Swirl Charlotte, which features vanilla sponge cake topped with fresh raspberry caked, rolled jellyroll style. Decisions, decisions.
Café du Monde
REESE SAYS: Beignets with my boys #breakfastofchampions #NOLAIn the heart of the French Quarter on the bank of the Mississippi River, Café du Monde is one of New Orleans's most beloved businesses -- and for good reason. Open since 1862, it's open 24 hours a day and is world-famous for its powdered-sugared beignets and chicory café au lait.
REESE SAYS: Excellent reminder #NOLA
Harmony Street traverses New Orleans's Irish Channel and Lower Garden District neighbourhoods, and it's one of many in the Southern city that proudly boasts tiled street names. These historic street tiles, consisting of white 4"x6" tiles with blue lettering, date back to the 1870s and are emblems of the Crescent City.
House of Blues
REESE SAYS: Singing with Kenny C #NOLA #amazingnight #jkl
In May, Matthew McConaughey hosted a fundraiser for the Brees Dream Foundation at New Orleans's House of Blues, and Witherspoon ponied up $24,000 to return to her country roots and join Kenny Chesney on stage to sing "Jackson" -- watch the video on YouTube.
The House of Blues is one of NOLA's greatest live music venues and regularly shows celebrated travelling acts.
The Garden District
REESE SAYS: Good morning from New Orleans #lovethiscity
This western subdistrict of New Orleans is well known for its beautiful ancient oak trees, which provide great shade on the city's many hot days. The area is also considered one of the best-preserved collections of Southern mansions in the U.S., with opulent architecture at every turn.
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